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Blight

Dilapidated or abandoned property. Blight causes low property values in the surrounding area, and is strongly associated with crime and capital flight. Many municipalities take steps to reduce blight; for example, a city may offer a tax incentive for a business to move into a blighted area or a grant to repair a building. Some blighted areas, however, are considered to be beyond repair.
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Ascochyta blight (AB) of chickpea caused by Ascochyta rabiei (Pass) Lab.
But the HCPC heard Mr Blight then took to social media to post messages aimed at Mr Collins and his former boss, Christopher Sims.
Keywords: Bacterial Leaf Blight, Resistance, Artificial inoculation, Diversity, Gene.
By the mid-1800s, pear breeding and trial programs focused on fire blight resistance.
And crucially, they don't blight the atmosphere with excess carbon dioxide - which is what it's all about because if we don't get our emissions under control there may in the future be many landscapes left ineradicably blighted by a changed and hostile climate.
The appellate court found that the general authority provided to such cities to condemn property for any necessary public purposes neither expressly grants nor necessarily implies that third-class non-charter cities have the power to use eminent domain to eliminate blight.
I look forward to working jointly to secure even more avenues to address the issue, as blight can be like a cancer that affects entire neighborhoods.
Scientists at the John Innes Centre and the Sainsbury Laboratory began a trial with blight-resistant potatoes in 2010, and added a gene to Desiree potatoes from a wild South American relative, which helps the plant turn on its natural defences to fight off blight.
There's an open-pollinated option for blight resistance, too: vigorous 'Matt's Wild Cherry,' which is often the last heirloom tomato standing in gardens during bad blight years.
Caroline Spelman told MPs there was a need to be clearer about noise data sooner to "clear up the fear" that caused generalised blight.